Zebra Finch Visual Guidance

A chapter from my graduate work, focused on determining visual guidance strategies and control during forward flight in zebra finches. Ten birds were trained to fly perch-to-perch across a 3 meter long flight tunnel with visual stimulus displayed on monitors on either side. The experimental chamber and treatments were designed to study lateral flight control, altitudinal flight control, and velocity control.

Tracking 4 individuals’ position and rotation in Motive as they fly perch-to-perch across the flight tunnel